StarkNet Roundup #19
Weekly summary of all things StarkNet
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Welcome to the 19th edition of my weekly comprehensive StarkNet summary. The previous update can be found here. 👇🏻
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Protocol & dev tool updates
Maker is now connected to StarkNet! The StarkNet Dai Bridge is live on
@StarkWareLtd: We’re thrilled to announce our strategic partnership w/ @myBraavos. Our joint effort is to provide intuitive connection to StarkNet, without compromising decentralization and self-custody. You can now enjoy a new wallet that will offer fiat on-ramp, DeFi and NFT on #StarkNet.
@matchbox_dao: A wonderful workshop covering fetching L1 data to L2, new ideas for games & platforms in this emerging design space, & a bonus conversation covering the endless possibilities of Soul Bound Tokens - with @0xmarcello @0xevolve @tarrenceva.
Want to build on StarkNet? Check out this building on StarkNet page.
@lordOfAFew: Resource marketplace denominated in $LORDS running on StarkNet coming to life with real-time rates, featuring assets by @BibliothecaDAO @LootRealms @GenesisLoot @cryptsncaverns @lootproject.
@starknetdev & the guys from Gaming Accelerator @matchbox_dao are developing a Guild system that is going to allow account sharing on StarkNet-based games.
@starkswap: Does depositing in @iearnfinance vaults for near 0 gas fees sound good to you? #IronFleet by #Starkswap has been REOPENED to the public on the StarkNet alpha testnet at http://ironfleet.xyz.
@xBankFinance: We're happy to announce that xBank has launched on testnet, officially making us the first production-ready liquidity market on #StarkNet and the first protocol written natively in Cairo with a complete audit report.
Continually updated list of projects building on StarkNet. 🏗️
Argent X (@argentHQ) is currently the most popular wallet to interact with #StarkNet. Key Metrics (27/05/2022) : - 3.5M transactions - 462K wallets created.
20k txs on Mainnet. To date: 3.9m txs on Goerli, 148k txs on Mainnet. Contracts deployed last week: 19k on Goerli, 12k on Mainnet. (these stats will be updated as soon as I have new numbers on Monday 06/06)
Over 290 ETH have been bridged to StarkNet so far (there’s a cap).
StarkNet Community & Shamans Highlights
Currently smart contracts on Starknet can access the following L2 parameters through these syscalls:
Nevertheless these parameters relate to L2 only.
Currently any external data can be sent as a message originated from L1.
These messages in many cases can be sent multiple times especially in systems like fossil 1. That obviously is very inefficient as multiple actors will send the same multiple times wasting gas and introducing additional latency.
The sequencer after each L2 batch submission on L1 should relay the L1
blockhash(latest_block - reorg_bufer)to L2.
Such message should be accessible through a new syscall called:
The goal of the SIMP project is to document standardized protocols for StarkNet related softwares and to document them in a high quality and implementable way.
The SIMPs repository was heavily inspired by EIPs.
Shout out to all EIP editors and active contributors.
Useful links & articles
StarkEx, StarkNet, StarkWut??? All those acronyms, all those brands. We understand what you're going through, so we've created a glossary that covers STARKs, StarkEx and StarkNet - by StarkWare and @IcemanTim.
@HaymanLiron: Recursive STARKs: in addition to proving the correctness of transaction execution, we also can prove (off-chain), the correct execution of a STARK verifier that verified the proof. The on-chain verifier running time is now shorter by orders of magnitude.
@Stark_Gurkha: A lot of Giga brains have been saying that #Ethereum is a settlement layer. But what does that really mean & what role does Starkware play in this statement? And how are securities settled in Trad-Fi, is it complex? A history, observation & explanation thread.
@0xIceman: Rollups are blockchains that will enable Ethereum scalability without centralisation. Rollups create a layer 2 that outsources security to layer 1 Ethereum. In this thread I will show how this is done by looking at #StarkNet's L1 contracts using @icevisionxyz.
@lucas_lvy: Hey Cairo devs. What do you do when you've finally written your first smart-contract but nothing works? Here's a quick tutorial on how to debug StarkNet smart contracts. After this tutorial you'll understand the power of hints for debugging.
Dates and Events
With DevConnect Amsterdam and the StarkWare hackathon concluded, things are getting a bit more relaxed again.
next StarkNet community call June 6th: Open for presentation, roadmap update.
Introducing @StarknetHouse - a virtual educational summer program presented by @topology_gg in collaboration with @StarkWareLtd and pioneers in the #StarkNet ecosystem. The program is open to anyone excited about learning to build on StarkNet using #Cairo. Starting June 1st. Check out their research fellows here.
@OhadBarta Product Manager & Researcher @StarkWareLtd is speaking at #BOS22, June 7-9! Ohad will share insights into brand new oracle use cases that could be enabled by leveraging Layer 2 ZK Rollups. More info here.
StarkNet Summit: TBD
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